Baldwin & Jones Pocket Watch
The firm Baldwin & Jones of Boston were well known and respected watch retailers from 1813 to 1817. This interesting partnership has a long chain of watchmaking genealogy that is part of the history of one of the oldest jewelry stores in North America, Shreve, Crump & Low that still operates to this day. Baldwin is Jabez Baldwin and Jones is John Jones. Both men were involved in many partnerships. Jabez Baldwin apprenticed to Jedediah Baldwin in 1790 who in turn apprenticed to the most famous clock and watchmaker in Connecticut, Thomas Harland. Jabez Baldwin was well established as a watchmaker and silversmith when he acquired John McFarlane’s business (established 1796) located at 51 Old Marlborough Street. John Jones, who may have been working with McFarlane, became Baldwin’s partner to form the watchmaking firm Baldwin & Jones.
Additional References and recommended reading:
Philip Priestley, British Watchcase Gold & Silver Marks 1670 to 1970, National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors, 2018
Alan Treherne, "Edward Massey's Lever Escapement." Your Time - Including the Contribution of Northwest England to the Development of Clocks and Watches, Edited by John Robey, Antiquarian Horological Society, 2008